The term Web Scraping is well known but I’ve yet to hear much talk about “Web Pasting”. In this Web Scraping Example with AutoHotkey videoI demonstrate how I helped my Real Estate agent automate checking the status of a house on a website.
Web Scraping examplewith AutoHotkey
Here is a second version where, depending on the status of the home, I write a follow-up email either with an email from Outlook or within the website via COM.
I believe HotStrings are one of the simplest & most productive tools you can use! In this AutoHotkeyHotString tutorial Jackie Sztuk from JZApp.com and I walk through many uses and how easy they are to create, maintain, and use. There are some great tutorials on the AutoHotkey site as well as a small script that makes adding new HotStrings a breeze.
If you’d like to have a “spell check” running in every windows program, you can use this file:
Out of the box, SciTE is a great editor! I’m willing to bet the majority of people never customize it to their needs. They are missing out! In the below video I demonstrate how I customize the SciTE User.Properties file which allows me to tailor it very specifically to my needs.
In the below video I walk through my User.Properties file which you can download from here. I don’t think anybody should have all of the settings I have, however I wanted to give y’all the syntax in case you want to borrow sections (without having to type it out.) Please be sure you backup your SciTEUser.properties file before doing any of this (I recommend you email yourself a copy to have as a static backup file just in case…)
In the video I mentioned a few important points that you need to review before using my file. By going to
Control Panel –> System–>Advanced System Settings–>Advanced–>Environmental Variables…
I created a system variable entitled: Scite_Home. Having this variable present means I can control where SciTE looks for the User.Properties file. (This was important for me because I work on many computers and wanted to have the same settings on all the computers. I also ran into issues that SciTE4AHK would over-write my SciTE User Properties file when I updated it.)